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OneWeb opens Ghana teleport with Tinsky

May 26, 2022

By Chris Forrester

Satellite operator OneWeb has opened up its teleport in Ghana and fitted 15 of its antennas and related customer equipment.

Tinsky Connect was selected as OneWeb’s technical engineering partner for its first west African SNP. The gateway is located in Tema on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana, on a site of six hectares. The site is owned and run by ComSys, who will continue to host the gateway on behalf of OneWeb.

OneWeb’s first SNP gateway in Africa, located in Hartebeesthoek, South Africa is also nearing completion, with others in Senegal and Mauritius currently under development.

Alan Geldenhuys, Executive Director of TinSky Connect Group, said: “The site is now commissioning and will be ready for service later in 2022. Tinsky understood the complexity of the multiple satellite ‘hand offs’ each gateway has to achieve per second and deployed a highly experienced team of field engineers that provided advanced system engineering and technical services addressing OneWeb’s mission critical SNP gateway needs, at low risk and within budget. The teamwork between OneWeb and TinSky resulted in the project successfully completed and all SNP gateways handed over within the schedule.”

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